france and russia agree closer military ties to combat i.s.i.l. but they still differ over the fate of the syrian president bashar al-assad. welcome. you're with al jazeera live from doha. also ahead on this program turkey's president hits back at russian allegations that ankara is bank rolling i.s.i.l. by buying oil from the group. day three of his tour of africa, pope francis is meeting with youth at a stadium at nairobi.
we will be there live. >> reporter: i didn't want to get married, but there was no money for school african governments look at ways to end child marriage. we report from one country where nearly half the girls marry underage. our top store today the french and russian presidents have agreed to cooperate and to share military intelligence on i.s.i.l. francois hollande met vladimir putin in moscow to push for a larger coalition against the group which would include both the u.s. and the kremlin, but as rory reports from the capital, mr putin made no concrete commitment on that key issue. >> reporter: in search of his dprand coalition, francois hollande finished a week of international diplomacy in mosc moscow. he found a receptive vladimir putin. after several hours of talks,
the only fruits of cooperation with-- were these >> translation: we agreed today to reinforce our anti terrorist work, improve exchange of operational information, fighting terrorism, set up a constructive relationship between our military specialistss in order to avoid duplication and incidents >> reporter: that's still a long way from a grand coalition. disagreements over putin's ally president bashar al-assad is the stumbling block. >> translation: we want the discussions in vienna to lead to a political exclusion. the executive power must be given to an independent unity government during transition which will have as its goal a constitution, elections covering all sections of society and members of the diaspera. in france's view it is clear that pad does not have a place in the future of syria >> reporter: in syria there were more russian air strikes. this was raqqa.
the planes have also bombed turk man rebels near where a russian jet was downed turkish planes. moscow is showing its teeth. today according to a decision made earlier, all existing channels of cooperation between russian defense minister strew and turkish armed forces have been suspended. this clues a so will called hot line which is to exclude air incidents. >> reporter: russia released footage of its air missile system now operational at its syrian air base and the cruiser also with air defense capabilities now patrolling off the coast. moscow wants ankara to know it is perfectly able to blow turkish planes out of the sky and that there is going to be an economic cost for what russia has called an act of aggression.
prime minister has given ministrys two days to come up with a list of measures. some measures can be imposed with regards to a number of investment projects. they can be frozen or stopped completely. i suggest this is done within two days to quickly move forward and implement the corresponding procedures. >> reporter: turkish produce is already being blocked at russia's frontiers. there are now serious doubts over huge joint projects like the turkish stream gas pipeline and a $20 billion nuclear power station that russia is building in turkey turkey where tensions remain high as a diplomatic spats continues. the president erdogan has rebuffed the accusations that his goth is buying oil from i.s.i.l. fighters. on thursday the russian president vladimir putin said
the jets have witnessed fuel tankers in i.s.i.l. controlled syrian territory transporting oil on an industrial scale to turkey. president erdogan hit back saying turkey isn't the one supporting them. >> translation: those who claim we buy oil from i.s.i.l. are obliged to prove it. no-one has the right to make accusations against our country. if you do, you're a slanderer. turkey supplies of gas and oil. our main splar is russia two prominent journalists working for an opposition newspaper are being sent to trail pending trial for showing confidential documents. they work for the newspaper. in may it published images which showed intelligence staff smuggling weapons to rebels across the border. president erdogan said the trucks were carrying aid to turk men in syria. it has been said to be political
persecution. >> translation: we came here to defend journalism. we came here to defend people's right to be informed, the rights to learn the truth if the government is lying. we came here to imprit the governments should never commit illegal acts. we came here to defend this stance a palestinian has been shot dead after allegedly ramming his car into two israeli pedestrians. it happened near west bank north of jerusalem. the two israelis are lightly wounded. in a little over an hour france will be paying attribute to the 130 people killed in the paris attacks two weeks ago. the service will bring together families of the victims as well as survivors and world leaders. the french president francois hollande is expected to deliver a speech. attackers with assault rifles and suicide belts targeted a number of sites in paris on 13
november. i.s.i.l. has said it was behind the attack. more from our correspondent jacky row land who joins us from paris. asome behr-- an somber occasion today. >> reporter: yes. it will be quite a short ceremony. francois hollande is the only one due to speak and then a list of the names of all 130 people killed in those attacks will be read out. it's really been a difficult task for the french authorities to get the tone right in that this is a moment when the individual personal grief of the families affected will also join together with a moment of national mourning. all of the families of victims have been invited, also people wounded in the attacks who are able, fit and able enough to be able to come here for the ceremony and also a number of other people close to those who
were wounded. so it really is a moment of national mourning and as an added gesture, the people of paris have been asked to fly french flags out of their windows this morning and, in fact, in buildings around the city you can see facades of building draped with them some of the victims' families have chosen to stay away sending a strong signal to francois hollande. >> reporter: at least two families and also a man who escaped from the bataclan concert hall during the attack have said that they won't be coming because they feel that the french government has failed to learn the lessons of the attacks on the newspaper back in january. they've been really quite critical saying back then the authorities spoke a locality about improving security and improving intelligence, making the french public safe, and they
feel that the french authorities have failed to deliver on that promise. in particular, they've been very ketoacidsing about the-- scathing about the way known fighters, such as the man behind the paris attacks, abdel hamid abaaoud, how he was able to go back and forth between syria and europe without being prevented from doing so. they feel it's inappropriate this ceremony and they said they will not be attending. they don't feel that the government really has done its duty towards the french people jacky, thank you. germany has deported around 60 asylum seekers after rejecting their applications. in a deal, germany will send back refugees whose travel documents have expired or been destroyed. germany declared these countries safe in september. that means their citizens don't qualify for asylum.
pope francis is due to address thousands of young people in the kennian capital at a stadium. earlier the pontiff said a lack of projects for poor communities make it easier to be derelict by armed groups. live out of nairobi, catherine soi. he has been to the slums. what is his main message today do we think? >> reporter: his main message is empowerment of the young people, empowerment of the poor as well. he says that today is the highlight of history because he will be interacting with young people, he will be interacting with poor people who will be telling him of their needs and he is very happy to inspire them, to advise them as well. rate now young people here at the stadium are talking to him
about their needs. there are very many young people here. there's a young man who is on stage now who talked about what you were saying in that introduction about radicalization and how vulnerable young people are to add railisation. not only-- radicalization. not only that, he says they're being targeted by violent armed groups. there is a group that is based in somalia which forces are fighting and this group has carried out several attacks in the country. recently, earlier this year, they attacked a university in the north where 148 people, mostly students, were killed and the pope decided to come it kenya after that attack to be in solidarity with young people.
this young man talking rate now, he is saying that, yes, wonderful to pray and for give those who would cause them harm, but he also asks that how can things that are not - how can things that happened not be forgotten. how can they forget things that happen. they say, yes, we will for give and pray for them, but we will not forget. basically the pope's message is going to be empowering the youth. he has said many times frustrated young people are disempowered and disenfranchised, they're very easy for recruitment and radicalization by armed groups, also politicians appeared gangs that have bad motives. so urging government to empower young people, not just in kenya but across the continent yesterday when he gave that speech at the u.n. offices in the city, it was a pretty hard
hitting speech that he delivered, almost sounding like a politician not like the leader of the world's roman catholics. how did that go down? >> reporter: people really appreciated that message. yes, it was very hard hitting statement about the environment and resources. you must remember the pope is not just the head of the catholic church, he is also the head of the vatican. he is very pash eight about-- passionate about matters to do with the environment and that is what he was very hard on at that united nations environmental program office. he talked about issues that are very pertinent to africa, issues that are close to africa, and the resources, he talked about the summit that is coming up in paris, the climate change summit
and urge those going there not to ignore the voice of african voices. he also spoke about poaching of an ma'ams. the-- poaching of animals. he said there has to be tougher laws and legislation to deal with this pry says -- crisis thank you. two men have been arrested in mali in connection with the attack. 20 people were killed in the radisson blu hotel in bamako. the suspects were identified on one of the attacker's mobile telephone phones. plenty more ahead including. i don't know what i said. i don't remember more criticism of donald trump. the u is s republican candidate is accused of mocking a disabled reporter.
>> we're here to fully get into the nuances of everything that's going on, not just in this country, but around the world. getting the news from the people who are affected. >> people need to demand reform... >> ali velshi on target. welcome back. you're watching al jazeera. top stories. the french and russian presidents have agreed to cooperate and to share military intelligence on i.s.i.l. francois hollande met vladimir putin in moscow. mr putin made no concrete commitments on the key issue.
in around an hour france pace attribute to those-- tribute to those killed in the paris attacks. pope francis is addressing thousands of upping people at a stadium in the kennian capital. he said a lack of youth development initiatives in poorer communities in kenya makes it easy for young people to be targeted by armed groups. the first african girls summit on ending child marriage is being held in zambia where 42% of girls are married before they turn 18. every year around 14 million girls around the world are married before the age of 18. child brides have high levels of hiv and death during childbirth. tania page reporting. cultural traditions and poverty play a big parliament. >> reporter: this is the sound of opportunity for these women.
this means they can earn a living. these girls were married as teenagers, lacina when she was just 15. >> translation: i had no choice because my parents couldn't afford to take us to school. i was just at home doing nothing. i didn't want to get married. but there was in p no money for school. >> reporter: although primary school is free in zambia, secondary school isn't. widespread poverty means many parents can't afford to pay the school fees so they marry their daughters off. these girls' village is different. an organization called plan is teaching them about girl power. it offers an income and a place to teach them about their rights. that has caused some issue. >> translation: there are some problems. the children have learned about their rights and sometimes the demands upon their parents are impossible to meet. when the parents are pushed against the wall, the message
isn't broken. >> reporter: child brides are more likely to be in abusive relationships, contract hiv and dying during childbirth. having comments like this buy into the idea of ending child marriage is the first step to stopping it, but the practicalities are far more complex and go way beyond this community's culture, history and traditions or even the village borders. the first summit on ending child marriage is being held in zambia. it wants to influence governments across africa. some attitudes are swinging towards girl power. >> translation: it means girls coming together with energy, not the old ladies, just us because we have the power to change our lives as girls. >> reporter: she is trying to take control of her life by pricking the cycle of poverty so her daughter can stay in school, creating a new tradition for her
young family tania joins us live from the zambian capital. it must be difficult to get the central message to the people who need no hear it. >> reporter: -- need to hear it. >> reporter: absolutely. part of the problem is, of course, that that message needs to get to everyone from the girls in the villages, like the one you saw in the story, all the way up to the top and the governments across africa and of course across the world because this isn't just an african problem. with me to talk about that and how you do that is the region a.m. director for plan and national-- we have seem some efforts you're doing in the village. how do you get governments to really effect change and curb child marriage?
the governments have to take action. one is they have to adjust the legal systems and number two they have to put the resources where the consensus is. let me talk about the legal systems. in plan we're working with the development community no establish model law and i'm happy to say that it has been approved against child marriage. at an it that includes response mechanisms and complaints mechanisms. we also work with the african union to end child marriage, on the committee for the rights of the child to ensure that the african children's charter is activated. >> reporter: birth rage strayings, why is-- registration, why is that important?
resources to fill that gap. we're here to work through the development on digital systems top actually ensure that governments are capable of registering all the children and the marriages that are taking place >> reporter: one comment that came out we shouldn't be talking about child marriage but rather child abuse and child rape. i would agree in terms of the terminology, but again the legal system is against that. so we have to make sure that this is written into the law, that the age of consent is established and that it is clearly defined what child marriage means versus child abuse, rape or violation. if that is not in the law, then it is hard to take any handle to take action against perpetrators. thank you very much for your point of view here. that is the regional director for plan international, one of the organizations doing its best to prevent the scourge of child marriage in africa
. the u.s. republican presidential hopefulful is denying allegations of making fun at a journalist who suffers from a muscle conditions that affects his movement. reporting from washington. >> reporter: it was an impersonation in keeping with much of his campaign of unashamedly saying the unsable. i don't know what i said. i don't remember. me's going like i don't remember. that's what i said >> reporter: trump was referring to a journalism with a condition that affects his joints. that generalist's reporting was also what trump had used to bolster his claim that thousands were celebrating the claps of world trade center. these stories were checked out and weren't true. so it didn't happen. >> reporter: other unsayables
that muslims should be treated with suspicion, that torture is acceptable in the interests of national security and that mexican immigrants are rapists. it's nothing new. trump has a history of adelaide racism-- alleged racism in his shrilling dealings. he is a be that as it may. >> reporter: his lead needs context. firstly, it's way too early in the process to be predicting outcomes. historically those likely to vote for the next republican presidential candidate don't start paying attention to the race until just before the first caucus which is next february. secondly, the opinion polls are of those who identify as republican and not those likely to vote. at this point in the race in 2011 this man also noted for his controversial statements was in the lead and being praised for his outsider status.
trump's numbers also have to be put into a national context. 25% of americans identify as republican. of that number some 27% say they support trump. as noted, u.s. pollste pointed out that represents 6% of the u.s. population or the same number who believe the moon landings were fake. they were dancing in the streets and roof tops. >> reporter: that's not to say his it isn't sufficient. the republican hasn't pushed back against trump. it's not as if the other candidates considered mainstream are any less extreme in their attitudes to race, civil liberties and immigration. they're just less quotable hundreds of activists have marched through mexico city
after students disappeared. the government said the students from the south western state were abducted and killed. the american commission on human rights says there is no evidence to back that. north and south korea will hold talks next month aimed at helping their relationship. the summit will be a chance to calm tensions along the shared border. hostilities increased in august when two south coreyn soldier were killed in a land incident. on the river enterprising north korean an traders are doing a good business. >> reporter: it's the unofficial way through north korea's back door with one of the growing number of chinese tour groups taking a boat trip along the rive which separates china and north korea. this one goes right into north
korean territory. gentleman just a couple of minutes from the chinese bank, we're in the north korean part of the river. >> reporter: for chinese tourists a chance to peer into the lives of their neighbors. large largely we haven't escaped the attention of the traders who make a living from these visitors. they didn't want to be filmed. this section of the river has become a floating market. all under the gaze of border guards who don't seem to care. the north koreans don't have much to sell, but our boat load of tourists want to see what they do have. from food to cigarettes we are soon stocked up. then announceed for sale north korean bank notes, the perfect
soave near on a-- souvenir turpg our attention to canada where the university of missouri world contender says she has been barred from flying to china. chine niece born girl said she was prevented from boarding her life. the 25 yeared added that she didn't receive an invitation to attend the event, which meant she couldn't apply for a visa, but she attempted to travel to hong kong as tourists are eligible for visas on their rival >> reporter: after i landed in hong kong i was told that i was declared persona ungrata which i'm not welcome to the country where i was born.
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